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ERIC Number: ED574840
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 120
Abstractor: As Provided
Fostering Resilience through Art Education for Children with Severe Physical Disabilities
Swanson, Sarah
Online Submission, Master's Thesis, Moore College of Art and Design
The purpose of this study is to measure the effects of fostering resilience through art education for students with severe physical disabilities ages 7-21. Recent trends of fostering resilience through art education were explored. Current attitudes towards art education for severely disables individuals were also explored. Of particular interest to the researcher is how efforts to foster resilience in the art classroom can be adopted to provide a more appropriate art pedagogy for working with student with severe physical disabilities. A proposal is set forth to conduct and collect research on an eight-week art club which combines a thematic pedagogy with the factors that protect from trauma. The data collected provides an investigation into whether or not fostering resilience through art education is a viable approach to working with students with severe physical disabilities. The study also analyzes participants' awareness and observed increase of the factors that build resilience throughout the duration of the art club. Teacher and caregiver input is also included in order to better understand why this approach to art education may be beneficial to students with severe physical disabilities. The following are appended: (1) Protocols, Surveys, and Lesson Plan; (2) Permission Forms.
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)